Council thanks Nelson’s heritage guru

Bob Inwood has played a key role in the restoration of Nelson's heritage buildings.

From left: Stephanie Fischer of the city's cultural development committee and heritage working group, Bob Inwood, Mayor Deb Kozak, and the city's cultural development officer Joy Barrett.

From left: Stephanie Fischer of the city's cultural development committee and heritage working group, Bob Inwood, Mayor Deb Kozak, and the city's cultural development officer Joy Barrett.

Mayor Deb Kozak presented a special citation to Bob Inwood at Monday’s council meeting.

Cultural development officer Joy Barrett explained: “The City of Nelson is acknowledging Mr. Bob Inwood for his foresight and dedication to Nelson’s heritage. Over 30 years ago, Bob recognized our heritage buildings as valuable assets, and since then has tirelessly advised and consulted on heritage restoration projects.

“He was pivotal in the restoration of Baker Street through the Heritage Canada Foundation’s Main Street Canada program, which involved helping property owners and municipal governments to evaluate, interpret, conserve, enhance, and market local heritage in order to create jobs, encourage investment, increase tourism potential, and increase residents’ pride.

“Between 1980 and 1985 more than 70 heritage buildings were restored in Nelson’s downtown under Bob’s guidance, and Nelson would not be the remarkable city it is today without his talent, cultural insights and knowledge of Nelson’s architectural history. Thank you, Bob.”

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